From the Front Porch to the Front Lines

Kathleen Ingoldsby and the Department of Sociology’s Dr. Melinda Wagner presented “From the Front Porch to the Front Lines: Rural Virginia on a Threshold of Change” Wednesday, February 26th in McConnell Library as part of a series of events commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.

“From the Front Porch…” is a high school student movie series developed from interviews with Floyd County World War II veterans and their families, and conducted by the Roots with Wings Oral History Project from 2007-2015.

Roots with Wings is an ongoing collaboration where Radford University students mentored Floyd County High School students, teaching qualitative research skills used to gather oral histories.

See the blog for more information about Roots with Wings  


Ingoldsby and Wagner showed just a couple of the 39 short films produced by the Roots with Wings project.


Kathleen Ingoldsby


Dr. Melinda Wagner


Feb 27, 2020
Dr. Melinda Wagner